Police seek help identifying suspect after fatal shooting, crash in Murray

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 18:53:33-04

MURRAY, Utah -- One person was killed when a shooting led to a multiple-vehicle crash near 4500 South and State Street, and the suspect is still at-large.

According to police at the scene, the incident began in the parking lot of a Check City location at 4500 South and State Street. Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident around 6 p.m.

A suspect in a fatal shooting in Murray. Image courtesy Murray Police Department.

Police say a man in the parking lot approached a truck and opened the door before shooting the driver inside the vehicle.

The driver drove out of the parking lot, where the car struck another vehicle before traveling through the median and T-boning a second car.

Later Wednesday, police confirmed the driver died due to injuries suffered in the incident.  His identity has not yet been released. There were no further reports of serious injury in connection with the shooting and crash.

As of about 7 p.m., police expect road closures near the intersection at 4500 South and State Street to remain in place for 4 to 8 hours.

Police say the suspect fled the scene on foot. He is described as a white male in his 20s who stands 5-feet, 3-inches tall. He was wearing a black beanie, a black jacket or hoodie and tan pants. The man is pictured in a surveillance photo to the right.

Murray detectives ask anyone in the vicinity of the shooting to check their surveillance cameras for any suspicious activity or images of the man.

Thursday police posted a picture of a man who they say is a person of interest and asked anyone who recognizes him to call them. See the tweet below for that photo.

K9 officers and a helicopter responded to the scene to assist with the search for the suspect.

While the investigation is still ongoing, police say there are indications this may be drug related.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.